Leave of Absence
Ordinarily, the college expects full-time students to complete the bachelor’s degree in four academic years. Upon application, however, a leave of absence may be granted for up to two academic years. The Leave of Absence form is initiated with the Dean of Students and must be filed in the Office of the Registrar prior to the beginning of the semester or session in which the leave is to take effect. Students receiving financial aid are advised to consult the Director of Student Financial Aid Services before applying for leave of absence to ensure that their awards are not jeopardized.
When returning to The College of Idaho within the appropriate time frame, a student on an approved leave of absence will continue under the tuition rate in place (plus any increase) at the time the student left. If returning after the leave of absence expires, the student will be subject to the tuition rate active the year the student returns. Institutional financial aid amounts will be renewed provided that the office of Student Financial Aid Services receives a financial aid application in the term prior to the student's return. Institutional awards will be determined on GPA and full-time enrollments, federal awards will be calculated per completed FAFSA.
To be eligible for a leave of absence, a student must have completed at least one semester or session of enrollment, be in good academic standing (not on probation or dismissal) and have no outstanding balance on his/her account.